Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.
Award winning dementia awareness campaigner Beth Britton writes about the legacy of the G8 Dementia Summit films and the importance of lived experiences.
No, Elton John hasn’t updated another of his songs to reflect a significant moment in the life of our nation, but if he did, when it comes to our departure from the EU, he’d want to be very confident our amazing care providers are all still standing.
The Care Provider Alliances CEO Des Kelly returns with his latest assessment of Brexit planning in the care and support sector.
“When our health is good, we take it for granted. When our health is bad, we expect the NHS to do their best to fix it.”
‘Marjorie’ has spent her life on a bicycle and in the gym and continues to enjoy her passion at the Hospice. Is there any connection between these two short sentences? Arthur Rank Hospice Charity CEO Sharon Allen believes there is...
"As people are living longer and more people than ever are living with complex needs, it is vital we look at the evidence for what works best, and what represents good value for money for the local health and care system." So says Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as she discusses the latest NICE impact report on adult social care.
TLAP’s Clenton Farquharson marks his first Quality Matters board meeting as Chair with his personal view on what quality in adult social care means to him.
Did you know that people from the LGBT+ community are more likely to experience self-harm, use alcohol and drugs and be more likely to attempt suicide? Over the last few months, Lawrence Badman of LiveWell Southwest, a social enterprise community service in Plymouth, has been undertaking literature review of the latest research around LGBT+ issues and how they relate to health, social care - and social work specifically.
Sharon Allen OBE, formerly CEO of Skills for Care and now bringing her many years of experience and expertise to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, explains the care provider's highly effective holistic and community based approach to palliative and end of life care.
Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...
When our Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock launched the Talk Health and Care online community in September 2018, he made good on his vision of a new and dynamic way to talk with health and care staff from across the sector. Few will argue that those who work in social care deserve greater recognition and appreciation. Our current challenge on the site is to find better ways to do just that.